Vermont Academy, Saxtons River, Vermont
Vermont Academy’s primary goals are to shape character and values in its students.
A traditional boarding school, VA encourages students to be active and responsible participants in their own learning. VA teaches students to focus on his/her learning development, and well being.
Tour guide quote of the visit: “VA is preparing me for the world by teaching me about leadership, responsibility, and respect.”
I found VA students happy, healthy, and definitely engaged in their community!
VA’s “MAPS” (My Action Plan For Success) is a new school-wide program that has grown out of their highly successful learning skills program. VA is expanding this mastery of learning styles to benefit the entire student body. MAPS is a working document developed by each student through feedback and support from his/her advisor, teachers, coaches, and parents. MAPS requires each student to consider several areas of their life/work through self-assessments of strengths and weaknesses, learning preferences, with the end result being goals and and outline of how to achieve them.
VA teachers inspire students to become, innovative learners, effective communicators, lovers of nature, global citizens, spirited athletes and passionate artists.
My Tour Guide told me “VA is preparing me for the world by teaching me about leadership, responsibility, and respect.”